D. Wilson joins the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity

Launched in 2017, The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity’s (AFRE), nonresidential fellowship program builds knowledge, skills, and a sense of community among fellows working collaboratively to address the causes of racial inequity. Based at Columbia University in New York City and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, AFRE is one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellows programs, which together create a global community to advance fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies.

AFRE’s work is also informed by the history of Atlantic Philanthropies’ funding in South Africa and the United States and its deep commitment to advancing equity in these countries. Fellows will receive financial resources and embark on a leadership journey in which they will meet, share, learn from and collaborate with other change-makers from around the world. Their efforts align to advance strategies that achieve liberation for Black people.

The 2019 Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity are:

Cedric Brown, Chief Foundation Officer - The Kapor Center

Jitu Brown, National Director - Journey for Justice Alliance

Zakiya Carr Johnson, Principal - Odara Solutions

Busiswe Dlamini, Dialogue Practitioner - Democracy Works Foundation

Betsy Hodges, 47th Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regina Holloway, Senior Program Manager - The Policing Project at NYU Law

Bongiwe Lenga, Founding Director - The Creative Academy

Mitchell Little, Executive Director, Community Empowerment & Opportunity - Mayor’s Office of the City of Philadelphia

Dorah Marema, Director - GenderCC Southern Africa- Women for Climate Justice

Lucky Nhlanhla Mnisi, Marine Ecologist

Koketso Moeti, Founding Executive Director - Amandla.Mobi

Constance Mogale, National Coordinator - Rural Democracy Trust

Elana Needle, Director - Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative

Wilneida Negron, Strategic Advisor - Ford Foundation

Lovelyn Nwadeyi, Founder and Director - L&N Advisors

Tess Nolizwe Peacock, Lawyer and Early Childhood Development Advocate

Kelvin Sauls, Community Organizer and former Senior Pastor of Holman United Methodist Church

Devon Simmons, Global Ambassador for Education Programs + Research Assistant, Incarceration Nations Network

Dylan Valley, Documentary Filmmaker and Educator

Deloris Wilson, Founder - Axl Impact Studio

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